Shane is a recent Paul Smiths College graduate and photographer of nature, located currently in the Adirondack Park. For Shane, photography is a way to challenge his own artistic abilities by trying to express the beauty of nature that he experiences by being outside. He feels that photography is a never-ending process of learning and evolving that everyone can learn to enjoy.Follow Shane on Instagram
Valerie is a designer, woodworker, and adventurer. Being an Adirondack native, the Adirondacks have been the place she calls home even when living 3,000 miles away. Although she doesn't live inside the park boundaries at the moment - Most weekends you can find her with a camera exploring its mountains, forests, or lakes.Follow Valerie on Instagram
Manuel (Manny) is a scientist and outdoor photographer based out of Upstate New York in the Mohawk River area. He spends most days and nights wandering around the beauty of the Adirondacks. For Manuel, landscape photography is not just a means to document moments, but a way to artistically interpret and feel landscapes. He loves pushing photography to its technical limits and enjoys teaching others how to get the most from their cameras.Follow Manny on Instagram
Alyssa is a freelance writer and MFA candidate in Poetry who grew up hiking and skiing the ‘dacks and is now based in Washington, DC. She spends her days fighting the heat with daydreams of swimming in cool Adirondack lakes. You can find her at alyssadevlin.com.AlyssaDevlin.com
Matt is a resident of the Adirondack Park. He's an avid hiker, skier, and paddler. Matt starts each morning petting his dog and two cats on the head and brewing a strong cup of black coffee. A graduate of SUNY Potsdam's Wilderness Education Program, Matt enjoys sharing his passion for the Adirondack Park with new visitors. Matt has spent time working as a guide for backpacking and canoe trips, employed at YMCA camps and is now a professional in the outdoor industry.